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African American Heritage

Church Street Business District [map]
Church Street
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: 877-282-4650
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A plaque on Church Street in Anderson commermorates Anderson's former Church Street Business District. Restaurants, tailors, barber shops, cab companies, funeral homes, hotels, doctor and dentist offi... [more]
Faith Cabin Library [map]
West Queen Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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Built in 1937 by WPA workers and students, the Faith Cabin Library is one of the few remaining examples of the libraries built for African-American students througout South Carolina and Georgia as par... [more]
Freedom's Hill Church [map]
725 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC 29630
Phone: 864-644-5191
Web: http://www,swu.edu/conference_services/freedoms_hill.htm
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Freedom's Hill Church was the first Wesleyan Church (1848) built in the South and housed an anti-slavery congregation. Erected in Alamance County, North Carolina, the church was moved to the campus of... [more]
Keese Barn Memorial [map]
West Queen Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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Constructed c. 1900, Ben Keese occupied this former cafe and antique shop, which served as a gathering place for Pendleton's African-American community for many years. It is thought to have been built... [more]
Kings Chapel A.M.E. Church [map]
Vance And Broad Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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Kings Chapel AME Church was organized in 1869 as the "Colored Methodist Episcopal Church" and was established on this site in 1889. Rebuilt in 1957. It has been said that the original property was pai... [more]
Kings Chapel Cemetery [map]
Vance Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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Kings Chapel Cemetery contained the oldest dated graves of African-American residents of Pendleton, including a gravestone marked "Lucinda" placed by the familiy who owned her as a slave. Contact the ... [more]
Pendleton Foundation For Black History And Culture [map]
P.O. Box 806
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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Seneca Institute Site [map]
W. South Third Street And South Poplar Street
Seneca, SC 29678
Phone: 864-646-3782
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One original building, a small log structure, remains at the site of the Seneca Institute, an African-American High School and College which oeprated on a twenty-acre campus in Seneca from 1899-1939. ... [more]
Silver Spring Baptist Church [map]
Jackson Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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In 1874, African-American Baptists in Pendleton founded Silver Spring Church. Many youth received their early education there, including Jane Hunter who went on to found the nationwide Phillis Wheatle... [more]
Site Of Anderson County Training School [map]
West Queen Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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This training school for African-American high school students, opened in 1923. Students attended here, then later Riverside High, until integration. A remaining portion of the school now serves as a ... [more]
Site Of Littlejohn Grill [map]
Highway 93
Central, SC 29630
Phone: 864-646-3782
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This well-known club, built by Horace Littlejohn, was visited by musicians such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Harry Belafonte and "Piano Red." The Littlejohn Community Center now occupies the site.more]
Site Of Pendleton's First African-American School [map]
Vance Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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Historic marker placed July 5, 1995. Founded shortly after the Civil War and attended for three years by Pendleton native Jane Hunter (1882-1971), founder of the Phillis Wheatley Society. Contact the ... [more]
Soapstone Church [map]
Liberia Road
Pickens, SC
Phone: 864-646-3782
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Soapstone Church is one of the oldest African-American churches in the Upstate. Freed men who settled here after the Civil War built the church in the late 1860s. A soapstone outcropping on the site g... [more]
The Howard-Morse House [map]
Morse Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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The Howard-Morse house was an early boarding house for African-American teachers and was buitl around an original 19th century structure. Jane Hunter stayed here on her trips home to Pendleton. Privat... [more]
Vance House [map]
Vance Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-3782
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Built at teh turn of the century by the Rev. Augustus Vance, early pastor of Kings Chapel and trustee of the first African-American school in Pendleton. Privately owned. For more information, contact ... [more]
Woodburn Plantation [map]
130 History Lane
Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-7249
Web: http://www.pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/index.html
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This c. 1830 four-story clapboard house was built by Charles Coteswoth Pinckney of Charleston as a summer home. In 1852, a prominent and wealthy Presbyterian minister, Dr. John B. Adger purchased the ... [more]
 
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